Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Cheddar Bread (Bread Machine Recipe)
I think I fall into that category. I mean sure, I can read a textbook or go to a lecture and learn some stuff too, but if there is a strong smell in the room while I'm reading, I'm way more likely to retain it.
Austin does not appreciate my "learning style." He just thinks it involves too much "sniffing around." Literally.
Some memories that get stirred up are bad memories, and some are good. And some are mixed. Every single time I smell the yeasty aroma of bread rising in my kitchen, I remember being very, very unhappy and homesick while unpacking boxes and filling the shelves of our new, shiny, DC apartment. I got to one box that said "KITCHEN" which my mom and dad had helped pack. When I opened it up, their barely used breadmaker was sitting there staring up at me. It was one of those happy/sad moments but it did make me feel not quite so far away. For the rest of my life, when I make bread, I'll remember that box, that kitchen, and that happy/sad feeling.
2/3 c. milk
2 tsp. butter
2 tsp. sugar
1/3 tsp. salt
2 c. bread flour
1 1/2 tsp. yeast
1/2 c. cheddar
1. In your bread maker, combine milk, butter, sugar, salt, flour and yeast. Follow the breadmaker instructions (I use the white bread setting).
2. When the machine beeps following the first kneading (when you would add raisins into cinnamon raisin bread) add in cheese.
3. Once the bread machine cycle has finished remove and cool on a wire rack.